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Kristian Sbaragli once again proofed to be on form when stage 10 of La Vuelta a Espana came to conclusion today in Castellòn. The 24-year-old Italian powerhouse rode himself into perfect position over the last kilometer to finally beat John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar) into second and third. This win marks Kristian’s first ever triumph in a European UCI race.

Rising star Ryan Gibbons received a memorable coming of age gift when he claimed victory in the Powerade Lost City Cycle Classic, presented by Bestmed, in the Pilanesberg on Saturday.

The 16th stage of the Tour de France saw MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung right in the thick of the action as Daniel Teklehaimanot eventually finished the stage in 7th position. Ruben Plaza (Lampre-Merida) would be the rider to take the stage win.

For the 3rd time this Tour de France, Edvald Boasson Hagen sprinted to 5th place at the stage finish for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung. Andre Griepel (Lotto-Soudal) would be the rider who took the stage 14 honours, beating John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) to the line.

South African road cycling star Willie Smit took two out of three stage wins en route to a convincing hometown victory in the inaugural Bestmed Jock Tour, presented by ASG Events, in Nelspruit on Sunday.

Former Springbok cyclist Mark Spencer soloed to victory in South Africa’s oldest one-day stage race, the 150km Bestmed Jock Classique, in Nelspruit on Saturday.

The immensely popular Gauteng Nissan TrailSeeker Series sold out yet another event this past weekend with 3200 mountain bikers taking to the trails at Round 3 at HazelDean, east of Pretoria. Incredibly, one in six riders that took part were doing their first mountain bike race.

Roadie turned mountain biker Pieter Seyffert showed his all-round racing abilities when he soloed to victory at the Bestmed Lost City mountain bike race in the Pilanesberg region of the North-West Province on Sunday.

The iconic Solly’s Folly descent off the Drakensberg escarpment will be under construction for the next two months as Berg and Bush route builders prepare new single-track sections for the 10th running of the mountain bike event in October.

Participants of this year’s Illovo Eston MTB Challenge are in for yet another dose of fast, free flowing action as the event’s course designers look to include a few fresh additions to last year’s hugely popular routes ahead of another memorable day of mountain biking adventure on Sunday 2 August.

Cycling South Africa’s Mountain Bike Commission has great pleasure in announcing that the following riders have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in Vallnord, Andorra, from 31 August to 6 September.

It was a tale of two races at the 2015 Stihl SA MTB Championships presented by Subaru Cape Town/Novus Holdings with James Reid snatching victory in an end sprint whilst Cherie Vale put in a commanding performance to win the ladies cross country title on Saturday.

South Africa’s Pro Continental cycling team, Team MTN-Qhubeka claimed their second stage win at a Grand Tour with Kristian Sbaragli’s victory in the 146.6km 10th stage of the La Vuelta a Espana in Castellón on Monday.

South Africa’s Para-cyclists are relishing the opportunity to compete in a World Cup on home soil when the fourth round of the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup Series visits Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, from 11-13 September.

After long, successful negotiations, an agreement was this week concluded between Cycling South Africa (CSA), the Pedal Power Association (PPA) and the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT) whereby all events on the PPA calendar with a racing element will be sanctioned by Cycling SA.

The South African public once again felt immense pride from the successes of the country’s cyclists abroad across multiple disciplines at the weekend.

Following on from the ground breaking achievements of national cycling hero, Robbie Hunter who became the first South African rider to participate in the Tour de France in 2001, the 2015 edition of the Tour de France will see a good representation of South African riders.

The end of June will be a true celebration of the youth in cycling when two Youth Festivals will be hosted to cater for the northern and southern parts of the country. Kicking off the week is the Oudtshoorn Youth Festival from 29 June to 2 July, with the Badplaas Youth Festival running from 2-5 July 2015.

Images from the Bestmed Lost City Mountain Bike event 2015 – Presented by Powerade.

Images from the Powerade Lost City Cycle Classic 2015 – Presented by Bestmed.

Images from Stage 3 of the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique.

Images from Stage 2 of the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique.

Images from the TT of the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique.

Images from the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic 60km event.

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